A Cambridgeshire farmer is looking ahead to a carbon positive future with a ground source heat pump system powered by his own green electricity.
Renewable heating expert Finn Geotherm installed the heat pump for Hugh Whittome at his farmhouse in Huntingdon. Built in 1860s with single skin walls and Georgian sash windows, the farmhouse has an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of E making it a challenge to keep warm. It was previously heated by an oil-fired boiler.
A city-centre penthouse apartment in Norwich is enjoying free green heating and hot water following the installation of an air source heat pump powered by solar PV panels.
Built on the roof of a 1930s art deco style former factory, originally used in the shoe industry, the two-bedroom penthouse is situated four storeys up on a busy Norwich street. With panoramic views of the city, the apartment has been built to the highest environmental standards, with renewable energy providing all the heating and hot water needed by homeowner Alan Cole.
"Wednesday’s announcement on the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) should provide a much needed boost to the heat pump industry." Say's Russell Dean, Mitsubishi Electric
The increase in the air source heat pump tariff by 33% will enable the industry to grow towards the volume needed to help meet the country’s renewable targets and most importantly help customers reduce their heating bills.
We know that air source heat pumps are suitable for the vast majority of homes, can be straightforward to install and that they can make a real difference to alleviating fuel poverty. Heating oil prices have been tracking the recent increases in wholesale oil costs which is going to make this winter a little tougher for households.
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